Cosmetic Science Talk

Cosmetic Science discussion form. For people who want for formulate cosmetics and get advice from other formulators around the world.

Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Science behind cold and heated manufacturing anhydrous product

  • Science behind cold and heated manufacturing anhydrous product

    Posted by Charlene on November 3, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Hi all
    Can somebody tell me the science behind manufacturing as an example body balm in a heated way or cold way because I made mine both ways to find it out and see any difference but there was no difference what I could see with my eyes?
    Actually, the cold produced one felt better on the skin 
    FYI I used Shea butter and Rosehip oil, camellia tea oil.

    Thank you

    Charlene replied 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Abdullah

    Member
    November 3, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    For solid ingredients, you can mix them better and easier when they are in liquid form. In solide form you cant mix them very well and it will be very difficult to mix in large scale. 

    Think of it as 100kg, can make balm in cold process?

  • Charlene

    Member
    November 3, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    That’s a very good point I didn’t think about that thank you

  • Pattsi

    Member
    November 3, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    shea butter - cold process with stick blender?
    You might created a whipped butter which was fluffier and lighter than hot process one and made it feel better on application. It might not be ideal process for commercial scale production like @Abdullah mentioned.
  • Charlene

    Member
    November 4, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Pattsi said:

    shea butter - cold process with stick blender?

    No I used a mixer I don’t work with a stick blender